Grant Park Makeover

Historic areas, such as Grant park, have a myriad of challenges. First, the properties are simply expensive, and they are very old. Second, the houses and lots are small, and expansion is a thoughtful, and not inexpensive, endeavor. Generally, the base house has virtually no modern lifestyle amenities beyond basic rooms. For the longest time, and at the time this design was done, no changes could be made to the front elevation. This design represents a typical renovation/expansion in the area. We introduce a modern Master Suite and a more functional Kitchen in the cleanest way possible with the least impact on the host structure. Floor area increases significantly while maintaining an untouched street elevation. As the lots are narrow, we also try to introduce a semi-private (screened) deck or patio for outdoor enjoyment.